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#51 Shi

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:22 PM

Steering wheel inpact does seem more likely

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:22 AM

A couple of things here. First, Felipe didn't end up with a basilar skull fracture, so the hans device didn't technically fail. Second is motivation - AFAIK, f1 and ferrari have 0 financial investment in HANS. They have no motivation to cover up or to defend the device if it isn't working as advertised. In fact, from f1's perspective, the hans would make a good scapegoat - "Yeah, a spring shouldn't fall off a car that has passed FIA inspection, BUT, it was the faulty hans device that resulted in the severe brain trauma in felipe."

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:35 PM

A couple of things here. First, Felipe didn't end up with a basilar skull fracture, so the hans device didn't technically fail. Second is motivation - AFAIK, f1 and ferrari have 0 financial investment in HANS. They have no motivation to cover up or to defend the device if it isn't working as advertised. In fact, from f1's perspective, the hans would make a good scapegoat - "Yeah, a spring shouldn't fall off a car that has passed FIA inspection, BUT, it was the faulty hans device that resulted in the severe brain trauma in felipe."


I think he did have a base fracture of the skull though...according to the article...

"The military hospital in Budapest where he was first treated revealed that he had suffered a brain contusion, fractures to his forehead and the base of his skull, and that bone fragments had been removed from around his left eye. Bruising and lacerations around his left eye were evident when he was lifted from the car, and he is to have a titanium plate fitted to cover a gap in his skull."

Doesn't that mean that the HANS either failed or was improperly fitted?

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:12 PM

de la Rosa new Development driver at Ferrari...
What? :wtf:

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:24 PM

de la Rosa new Development driver at Ferrari...
What? :wtf:

Ferrari will have enough contract drivers to do a F1 spinoff league at this rate.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:11 PM

Ferrari will have enough contract drivers to do a F1 spinoff league at this rate.



[tin foil hat on] - I wonder if they're getting ready for a 3 cars/team grid in 2014 :noes:

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:24 PM

de la Rosa new Development driver at Ferrari...
What? :wtf:


He is already familiar with Ferrari cars and operations, logical choice :mamoru:

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:15 PM

Up dated the first post with car launch and test schedule...

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

http://www.youtube.c...&v=t3CkOlf-aMo#!

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=t3CkOlf-aMo#!<br />



WOW, IFL!

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:11 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=t3CkOlf-aMo#!


GIGGITY!!! :bigthumb: Fantastic link Mads! :bowdown:

In other news...Alonso to miss Ferrari's first pre-season test.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:57 PM

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New Lotus e21 is out. looks the same lol.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:34 PM

Is that the new livery on the old chassis? They don't seem to have used the "vanity plate" over the hunch/step nose.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:16 AM

Is that the new livery on the old chassis? They don't seem to have used the "vanity plate" over the hunch/step nose.

They said they weren't going to, as it added weight.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:40 AM

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well at least in one shot they used a different nosecone lol

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:58 AM

They said they weren't going to, as it added weight.


a few grams according to one report...
huge weight gain :rofl:

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:36 AM

a few grams according to one report...
huge weight gain :rofl:

At least they don't have to tell Kimi to take a pre-race shit. :mamoru:

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:02 AM

I created a gallery on my Minus account... it'll have high res of all the cars as they launch...
http://minus.com/mxK8OCAY0CCKo

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Lotus made some wallpapers as well
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:01 AM

I think some of those images were cg. some of the pictures had the passive drs, and others did not. Same with the nose cone.

those wallpapers rock tho, lol.

I have a feeling many cars we see won't be using the vanity cover...

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:03 AM

I think some of those images were cg. some of the pictures had the passive drs, and others did not. Same with the nose cone.

those wallpapers rock tho, lol.

I have a feeling many cars we see won't be using the vanity cover...

Ferrari have already hinted at using it.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:26 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=t3CkOlf-aMo#!

Awesome!

Really shows how important it is to be in the right car at the right time.

Unfortunately I fear Kubica's career is over

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:56 AM

Awesome!

Really shows how important it is to be in the right car at the right time.

Unfortunately I fear Kubica's career is over

The second episode, on Jackie Stewart, is well done also.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:31 PM

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looks like last year's car :confused:

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:55 PM

looks like last year's car, but it gota pull rod suspension, and has a stepped nose underneath a vanity cover.

Pretty significant changes.

F138 and the Force India cars were launched today too.

Both look pretty good. I'm just glad we're not getting shocked like last season with the stepped nose, lol

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:06 PM

James Allen's tech breakdown seems to be pretty impressed with the new McLaren

http://www.jamesalle...of-new-mclaren/


new Sauber is HOT, BTW.
http://i.imgur.com/CVwQaYh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ZBbusiG.jpg

http://www.jamesalle...ds-and-upwards/




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